Which Furnace Service Plan Should I Get?10/20/2017There can be some inconsistent info about furnace service plans. Do you need one? Is the cost worth it? What should it cover? Patterson & Stirling Inc is happy to provide some more information to eliminate confusion. But I Have a Warranty One of the most confusing things about furnace repair plans is that homeowners often assume they don’t need a plan because the furnace is under warranty. A warranty and a maintenance service plan are two very different things—and in many cases, you are required to have routine furnace service completed to keep your warranty valid. Scheduling these appointments will ensure your furnace is running as it should and help identify potential problems before they become major, and expensive, problems. A warranty commonly only covers major components of a furnace, and does not cover labor costs, which can add up quickly. It’s important to review all the details of your warranty so you understand what’s covered and what isn’t. Other Benefits of Routine Maintenance Not only does it ensure your furnace is working correctly, routine maintenance offers many more benefits. Properly maintained systems are more prone to operate at peak efficiency, which can potentially save you some money on your utility costs. They also filter your home’s air better, helping to keep your household healthier and your home cleaner. Another benefit of regular maintenance is that it helps confirm your furnace will operate correctly through its busiest season—aka when temperatures are low. The last thing you want on a cold Erie night is to have to schedule an emergency repair. Built-In Motivation to Schedule Routine Maintenance At Patterson & Stirling Inc, our Service Maintenance Plans are specifically for regular maintenance. One of the great things about buying a maintenance plan is that you aren’t likely to skip out on scheduling beneficial annual maintenance. We’ve discovered that once homeowners invest in a service plan, they remember to schedule their service much better than homeowners without a service plan—and their furnace and indoor air quality benefit! Even better, our experts will typically reach out to you to schedule your appointment as a helpful reminder. If you would like more information about furnace service plans, or if you’re ready to get one now, call Patterson & Stirling Inc at 814-833-5558 and we’ll take care of you. If you have an existing plan, you can also easily schedule your service appointment with us online.